The Houses

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Champagne Lanson in Reims
House founded in 1760

LANSON is one of the oldest Champagne Houses. When creating its wines, it highlights the fruit and its rich aromas
in its quest for purity. The freshness and energy that are the hallmarks of Lanson’s style increase their cellaring potential and predestine the cuvees for ageing. Present on the five continents, LANSON enjoys strong positions, particularly in the UK, where it has held a Royal Warrant continuously since 1900, awarded by Queen Victoria. LANSON Champagnes are distributed across all channels - mass retail stores, wine stores, gourmet food stores, restaurants, hotels - in France and internationally.

In 2016 : LANSON is developing a long-term value strategy. In particular, the regular premiumization of high-quality wines is illustrated by the launch of a new prestige cuvee, Champagne Clos Lanson, from an exclusive plot at the heart of the estate. This strategy is supported by a dynamic image, as shown by the new Black Label design. Alongside this, LANSON is further strengthening the quality of its production facilities, moving forward with its major six-year investment program (2013-2018) aiming to further improve the quality of its wines, its commercial responsiveness and its international reach.

www.lanson.com

 

  

Champagne Chanoine Frères in Reims
House founded in 1730

Founded during the reign of Louis XV, CHANOINE FRÈRES was the first House to be authorized by the city of Épernay to dig a cellar in Champagne. The second oldest Champagne House, CHANOINE FRÈRES, now established in Reims, successfully blends modernity with tradition, with its high-quality, functional production facilities. CHANOINE FRÈRES Champagnes are present in all leading retail stores, with the classic CHANOINE FRÈRES cuvees and the prestigious TSARINE range, a brand that is often in the cinema spotlight.

In 2016 : CHANOINE FRÈRES is supporting the growth of its TSARINE cuvee and the development of its high-end listing TZARINA on both domestic and export markets. Its value strategy is reflected in increased listings across traditional networks especially on export, as well as dynamic, innovative communications around a charming ambassador, Adriana Karembeu, who embodies elegance and refinement and has inspired a new “Adriana” cuvee.

www.champagnechanoine.com

Champagne Boizel in Epernay
House founded in 1834

“Excellence for over 180 years”: with each generation, the BOIZEL Family have devoted themselves with passion to ensuring the highest standards and crafting outstanding vintages, renowned for their elegance, finesse and balance. Exported from the 19th century to the UK and Europe, BOIZEL Champagnes opened up to more distant continents such as Oceania and the Americas in the 20th century. It has also been present for the past 25 years in Japan, a country that is home to many enthusiasts of the delicate Rosé and the magnificent Joyau de France. In France, BOIZEL is the leading mail-order Champagne thanks to its strong customer relations focus and high-quality marketing.

In 2016 : BOIZEL has launched a major program to renovate its magnificent buildings on Avenue de Champagne in Épernay, recognized as a World Heritage Site since 2015. Its reputation will be further strengthened by promoting its traditional cellars and opening a dedicated store. Alongside this, BOIZEL is supporting the development of its sales internationally by building stronger relationships with carefully selected importers. In France, it is ramping up its marketing actions around vintage cuvees and new label designs.

www.boizel.com

Champagne Besserat de Bellefon in Epernay
House founded in 1843

BESSERAT DE BELLEFON has continued to uphold the House’s tradition of impeccable quality, crafting wines reserved exclusively for the traditional wine store and gourmet restaurant sectors. In his quest for excellence, Victor Besserat created an exceptionally light Champagne in 1930: the renowned Cuvée des Moines, the jewel in the House’s crown. Its bubbles, 30% finer than a traditional champagne, reflect a unique production process within the region. They give it a light effervescence that characterizes BESSERAT DE BELLEFON Champagnes.

In 2016 : BESSERAT DE BELLEFON is moving forward with its development, creating value through outstanding wines, such as the magnificent Cuvée des Moines. This strategy has been confirmed with the achievements of the “B de B” prestige cuvee, an oenological success, consecrating the House’s authentic and inimitable style. To further strengthen its positions in France and internationally, BESSERAT DE BELLEFON is asserting the House’s elegance and creativity with communications on oenological and gastronomical experiences.

www.besseratdebellefon.com

Champagne De Venoge in Epernay
House founded in 1837

DE VENOGE cultivates a policy of quality and innovation in the purest champagne tradition. Recommended by many prestigious institutions, DE VENOGE is one of the most decorated Champagnes of its generation. Available through selected retail outlets (hotels, restaurants and wine stores), its extensive range of Champagnes expresses all the region’s rich heritage, the unique features of its grape varieties and the possibilities for marrying blends together. From the Cordon Bleu to the Louis XV cuvee and the prestigious “Princes”, the House follows a core guideline that is easily identifiable through its slogan: “Noblesse Oblige”.

In 2016 : DE VENOGE is rolling out its premiumization on both domestic and export markets. This value strategy is being supported by the resurgence of the prestigious “Princes” wines. To further strengthen its image, its headquarters on Avenue de Champagne in Épernay are being refitted with showrooms and reception areas to enable a full immersion in the DE VENOGE world.

www.champagnedevenoge.com

 

Champagne Philipponnat in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
House founded in 1910

While PHILIPPONNAT’s current House was founded in 1910, the PHILIPPONNAT family have been established in Aÿ since 1522, and have devoted themselves since the Second Empire to producing outstanding Champagne wines. From the Brut Royale Réserve, the House’s ambassador, to the prestigious Cuvée du Clos des Goisses, Champagne PHILIPPONNAT offers an extensive range of full-bodied, structured wines, reserved exclusively for fine restaurants, traditional channels and wine enthusiasts. Champagne PHILIPPONNAT is one of the first Champagne vineyards to be awarded the “High Environmental Value” label. Its subsidiary PHILIPPONNAT Les Domaines Associés distributes Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) wines in France.

In 2016 : PHILIPPONNAT is focusing its high-end development on exports and traditional channels, while working on the quality of its wines. Its value strategy is reflected in the launch of new vintages for existing cuvees and the creation of a new single vineyard Clos des Goisses cuvee, with very limited volumes available. PHILIPPONNAT’s promotion is also being supported by work to renovate and refurbish the buildings in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.

www.philipponnat.com

Champagne Alexandre Bonnet in Les Riceys
House founded in 1973

The leading Champagne House in the village of Les Riceys, the Champagne region’s largest and most southerly plot, ALEXANDRE BONNET, with its 47 hectares of vines and its major grape purchasing contracts, actively contributes towards the supplies for the Group’s Houses. It is particularly renowned for its celebrated AOC label still wine, the Rosé des Riceys, as well as its collection of Champagnes covering a wide range of palates, both white and rosé, distributed in France and for export. The development of a museum to preserve the old Champagne grape varieties is also enabling the House to stand out.

In 2016 : ALEXANDRE BONNET is supporting its commercial development for export, while consolidating its positions on its traditional markets. The drive to create value and promote its estate, confirmed in 2015 with “Viticulture Durable en Champagne” sustainability and “Haute Valeur Environnementale” environmental certification, is enabling the House to offer prestigious new cuvees for discerning consumers, such as “Harmonie de Blancs”, a limited edition blend of whites.

www.alexandrebonnet.com

 

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